Freestyle Board and Size choice - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2008, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
YoZUpZ
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Freestyle Board and Size choice

Right now I'm sitting between 185 and 190 pounds (I haven't worked out the past few months due to a seperated shoulder). I'm hoping to drop down back to about 175-180 pounds and I'm 6'2" with a size 12 boot... I've been looking at the Rome Machine and Forum Youngblood. I'm trying to decide if a 157 Rome Machine would be fine, or if I should go with a 159 or a 158 or 159 Youngblood.

When I get back down to about 175 should the 157 be fine? or is that a little small? what about using it right now at about 190 pounds? For reference, my freeride board is a 163 Atomic Alibi.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-28-2008, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,273
Default

actually for park you want something around a 155 for your weight. and i'd say the youngblood
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend

Also, buy my things?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ml#post1737634
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
YoZUpZ
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

woah, really? 155 for about 175 pounds? what about at where I am now? 190 pounds? is that too small?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Phenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 649
Default

I'm 200lbs and ride a 157 for the park. Works fine. I'd say go with a 154-156
__________________
East Coast Park Rat
2008 Burton Twin 157 w/ Rome 390 Boss
2005 Burton Canyon 168 w/ Ride LS
"its ppl like you, that I would "impact damage" your face if i ever saw you
keep your mouth shut. one more time, please and thank you." -user: chingy_
Phenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
ecave84
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

are you going to be just riding park with the board?

are you going to be doing mostly jibbing? or mostly jumps? or a mix of both?

i would go with the rome machine 157 but if you like a shorter board they make it in a 154 as well. Rome makes a solid product. If i had the money i would be picking up a machine myself. I would look to demo a few sizes and see what you feel most comfortable on.

Last edited by ecave84; 02-29-2008 at 12:27 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 451
Default

im 175 lbs, and i ride 154
SpAcEmAn SpLiFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
megladan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

im 215-220 and ride a 167W .
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
YoZUpZ
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ecave84 View Post
are you going to be just riding park with the board?

are you going to be doing mostly jibbing? or mostly jumps? or a mix of both?

i would go with the rome machine 157 but if you like a shorter board they make it in a 154 as well. Rome makes a solid product. If i had the money i would be picking up a machine myself. I would look to demo a few sizes and see what you feel most comfortable on.
Yeah, Jibbing and Jumps... I have an Atomic Alibi for mountain. Since I'll be getting back down to 175-180, is it possible to ride the Youngblood Team? or are my feet (size 12) too big for that? I ride 12/-9
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums